Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financial Literacy

Today we had a session of financial literacy.We learnt about credit Miss Rachel talked to us about what you can do to earn your good credit she lifted up items and asked if we would lend it to family,friends,classmates or strangers the number slowly decreased in numbers as she showed us the objects.Next she asked if anyone wanted to volunteer for a skit Alisi,Baden,Keti and Voni volunteered she gave them tasks Voni and Keti did a skit about lending money to each other voni gave  5$ to Keti to buy a magazine and Keti told Voni that she would pay it back the next day and she did .Baden and Alisi did a skit bout lending a DVD he gave it to Alisi to borrow but she never finished the movie so Baden let her borrow it again and she had to give it back the next day but when Baden looked at the DVD it was broken and damaged .Then she gave us a hand out to do it was a fill in the gaps then she went over it with us last of all she gave us a sheet to take home it asked who do we trust to lend stuff to I put Siosifa and my parents and family.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Stardome trip

Today we went to the Stardome observatory  with our school.As we arrived at the Stardome observatory we saw a sculpture outside it was amazing it was supposed to represent a space shuttle.Mrs Raj dismissed us for lunch until 11 am we all ran to the park and to the flying fox I ran straight to this octopus that had tires as seats at the ends of its arms Joseph pushed us along and then I jumped off and ran to go and play bull rush with the rest of the boys Bono and Siosifa kept winning.Mrs Raj called us over we walked into the observatory our Teacher was Tim he took us into the space room.He gave us a little introduction about space and then he asked if anybody had questions their was lots of questions but the main one I liked was when he talked to us about how fast light travelled he said that light can go around planet earth 7 times in one second that's amazingly fast .

After we finished in the space room Tim took us into the foyer and said we could go and have a look around I went and looked at the many types of spaceships that were there they even had the tip of an actual space rocket there and also a model of the Saturn V rocket it was the rocket that went to the moon it had 5 gigantic engines to power all of it because it also had to carry supplies for the passengers on the space shuttle.The best information in the foyer I think was when they showed the NZ herald when they were doing a newspaper about how Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

After we went into the observatory Tim said we were going to watch a film about Wonders Of The Universe he played the video it looked weird because we were sitting still yet everything else was moving the video told us information about constellations and also Tim talked to us about the horizon and what planets you can see through out the night and at dawn it was amazing finding out that one day we might become extinct because of a supernova a star that could explode any time now it can go through the whole galaxy.Once we finished the movie we went back on the bus and headed back to school.I recommend you should go there its pretty amazing what you can learn there.

Technology Reflection

Today at technology Mr Pineda told us that we were going to finish off our Juice box designs he talked to us about how we can develop it and make it better.He passed around our designs I was embarrassed when he showed my one to me.We all started he gave us some words we could use to promote our work I used Appleocalypse for my one because my one was Zombie themed I traced some pictures onto my paper Mr Pineda said it looked good.Next I coloured my picture in I haven't finished yet but I think its going to look good he said he will laminate my picture so I can show my parents.